Essential Books Teaching His 99 Names To Young Muminun

Bismillah,

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I thought of writing a children’s book with all the 99 names of Allah in it to make it comprehensive but I decided against it. Why? The book will go over the maximum page requirement for traditionally published children’s books. Besides, it will become very vague and not delve deeper in the meaning of the 99 attributes like I want.

Now, there are other books soon to be published and already on the market to teach our young believers all the Names of the The Creator (Al-Khaliq). Check them out!

1. Al-Khaliq (The Creator) by Zainab Jones

Al-Khaliq (The Creator) will be published soon by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing insha’Allah. The story follows little Abdulrahman also known as “Dahumie” as he uncovers that Allah created all that exist. It’s a very cute and fun story showing a love bond between a mother and her son masha’Allah. The author plans on writing 5 more books in the series bi’ithnillah. Masha’Allah! We pray that Allah fulfill her dreams and make them mubarak for her, ameen.

Susan Zainab Jones’ book 1 will be available on Amazon and here insha’Allah.

2. The One  by  Manaal Jafrey-Razaque

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“The One is a 32 page children’s book in The Fundamental Series of Author Manaal Jafrey-Razaque…The One will for sure help us raise young believers by teaching them 18 out of the 99 names of Allah. That said the book is not preachy at all. The drawings of everything Allah created are cute and inviting throughout the book. My son cooed with delight at the illustrations. It was precious masha’Allah…”— Papatia Feauxzar, A Ducktrinor Mom. Read the rest of the review here .

 

3. Allah Al-Aleem by Bint Abdul Hamid

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Allah Al-Aleem is a must have for young Muslim readers and young muminun. It exposes them early on to the qualities of their Al-Khaliq (The Creator)*. Children have so many questions. We try to answer them as much as we can and sometimes we fall short. For instance, “Mommy, why is the sky blue?” The answer to this question will not be a short reply to small minds…” — Papatia Feauxzar, A Ducktrinor Mom. Read the rest of the review here.

 

4. Al-Haseeb (The Accountant, the Reckoner, the Bringer to Account)?) by Moi!

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I’ve been working on this story for a while now. Insha’Allah when things slow down work wise, I’ll focus on getting it out insha’Allah. It’s befitting wouldn’t you say so *wink* ? I hope that with this story young muminun learn early on that they need to :

  • Take responsibility for their actions and reflect upon them daily
  • Strive to live an honest life
  • Seek constant repentance
  • Display good sunnah courtesy manners
  • Realize that Allah is sufficient for them and that they should only rely on him. Even though we are their parents, their ultimate loyalty should stay with Al-Haseeb insha’Allah.

 

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

“Mommy, Who Is Allah?”

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Super Excited about the up and coming release of the first book, in a series of books, entitled “Mommy, Who Is Allah? (Al-Khaliq, The Creator).

The stories were created in hopes of helping children to get to know and love Allah through His Beautiful Names and Attributes. Each book will tell a story about a conversation held between a mother and her child. Where by, the mother will explain one or more of the Attributes of Allah in a way that will encourage the child to want learn more about Allah, The Creator, The One, The Most Merciful, The King, The Provider, and The Protector. There are six books in all. In Sha Allah.

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Three Ramadhan Books You Should Have and Why!

Assalamu aleikum,

Many Ramadhan children’s books are overshadowed by many popular Muslim children Ramadhan books. While it’s their rizq, I also believe that it’s necessary to showcase other underdogs who deserve the spotlight too.

1. Ramadan Without Daddy by Misbah Akhtar.

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This story revolves around a Jamaican Muslimah mother divorced from a South Asian Muslim brother. It portrays the reality of many single mothers and their children during the blessed month of Ramadhan. Ramadan without Daddy is one of the kind masha’Allah and it will be launching this June 2017 insha’Allah. Keep an eye out for both the print and eBook insha’Allah. For the full cover, click here. Read more about Akhtar at singlemuslimmums.wordpress.com .

2. Zachariah’s Perfect Day by Farrah Qazi

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This story is equally important for Muslim children during Ramadhan as it depicts a young man helping with daily chores in his household especially during Ramadhan when things can get a bit challenging for mothers. He’s an exemplary character, little mumins can take example on insha’Allah. You can buy it here. Read more on the author at http://farrah-qazi.wixsite.com/farrahqazi/about  and please Check out other books featuring Zachariah’s Perfect Day here.

3. Mr. Ramadhan Moon by S.R.M

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Mr. Ramadhan Moon is one of the cutest and creative children’s story I have ever read. Mr. Ramadhan Moon is also a nice and welcomed change from the assumption that the moon is of female gender. It accompanies children and family in a love and supporting journey. Read the rest of my review here. You can buy a copy here.

Special mention: The Shapes of Eid, according to Me. Read the full review here.

Jazak’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

Jasmine in the Wind – A Review

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Author: Ayesha Desai currently resides in Pretoria, South Africa with her husband and 2 young children. Ayesha is passionate about reading and this has evolved into a love of writing. Whilst this is her first published book, she has been writing for the last 20 years, and blogging since 2013. She is a nature and outdoor enthusiast, but is equally happy baking at home with her children on a rainy day. Currently employed in the corporate sector, she still makes time to indulge her creative nature, by painting, and of course writing. Her bucket list items include being able to travel more with her family, publishing an anthology of her poetry, seeing wild horses in the Namib desert, and eventually when her children are raised, retiring to a small town near the sea.

Publisher: Prolance

Summary: ​A story of the challenges, trials, and unending optimism and strength of a young Syrian refugee. ​This story follows a young Syrian girl named Afraa and her harrowing journey to safety and freedom. Whilst she learns to love her new home, a part of her heart will always be buried in the roots of the jasmine bush outside her parent’s room window in Syria.

Jasmine in the Wind is a 40 page touching tale of a young Syrian girl who has been through challenging times in her journey out of Syria. She eventually makes it to safety but all is not well because she has left a huge piece of her behind; home. There is no place like home. She then vows to be optimistic about her situation and pray for a better tomorrow. She also grateful for her blessings and uses the opportunity out of Syria to enrich herself socially and educationally.

The writer, Ayesha Desai, writes beautifully. The poems sprinkled throughout the story are also simply lovely. I only wished the story had more illustrations to help the reader visualize certain areas of Afraa’s journey better. Perhaps this was done intentionally for a more dramatic effect on the readers. But Jasmine in the Wind is a good read overall and can be purchased on Amazon here or on the publisher website’s here.

Rating: 3.5/5

Jazakh’Allah khair for reading,

~A Ducktrinor Mom~

*I received a free copy for my honest feedback*